While I was so excited to see Keira Knightley in Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit, that movie was a bit disappointing (and we really didn't get enough of her). Now she's in a musical dramedy alongside Mark Ruffalo - and while I love both actors (Mark Ruffalo can never be overrated), I'm not getting high expectations with this one. However, it came from the director of Once (which was a darling, according to reviews; I haven't seen it myself) so this could be an unexpected something. What do you think?
Following the success of dystopian future of The Hunger Games comes another young adult adaptation franchise that has been making marketing headlines to become the next Hunger Games series: Divergent. Does it have the makings to become the next big franchise? I wouldn't say that about now, but who knows what will happen with Insurgent, especially if it also takes in the same momentum as Catching Fire did, appearing to be a superior movie from its predecessor. As of now, I have my reservations with Divergent being great, but it has the potential to become as big as the other franchise.
Inspired by the stream of biblical-related films being released this year, Fisti's blogathon aims to ask bloggers how they like god/biblical tales interpreted in film. I have limited knowledge when it comes to direct storytelling from the bible (like biblical epics), and was supposed to go with a very long answer (but ultimately changed said answer) hence for this blogathon, I'm answering his question with two non-biblical movies: Life of Pi and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.
This literally looks like a one-man show, with Tom Hardy staying inside his car the entire time. Does it interest me? Maybe. I mean, it's a movie about a man in his car...the entire time. Tom Hardy is a good actor, but I think I'll have my reservations on this one until I read further reviews.
I thought this would be released last year, but I guess it was moved. It's something new from Michael Fassbender (a comedy!), so definitely looking forward for this one. If Karl Urban had to act with only showing half his face during the entire run of Dredd, imagine having to act with your face covered the entire time. The trailer looks fun, although it's not the typical comedy flick. He's supported by Domhnall Gleeson and Maggie Gyllenhaal, two actors who look like they could pull off this film.